Join this small family business (holiday cottages and Bed & Breakfast) located about 2 minutes walk from the centre of Keswick.
We have about 3 acres of woodland, garden, river (with fishing rights) and vegetable garden. A dog, cat, chickens, ducks, rabbits, guinea-pigs & geese. Jeronime is a qualified and experienced EFL teacher
We are a large family so our house is ALWAYS a very busy.
We love walking the Fells, sailing, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, camping, fishing & BBQs on the Lakeside....and the rain!
Basically, if you can do it outdoors... you can do it in Keswick, the Adventure Capital of the UK.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
We are looking particularly for WorkAways able to start mid July and stay until mid December
POSITION 1 - HOUSEKEEPER
To be in sole charge of cleaning the family house, laundry, help with the B&B & work in a team cleaning the self-catering cottages. Occasional babysitting.
POSITION 2 - GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Gardening, working in the vegetable garden, painting windows, cutting timber.
You will be working outside and Cumbria can be wet! Come prepared!
We would also need you to help clean guest accommodation on Saturdays.
We require Workawayers with experience, who are organised, conscientious, use time effectively and who can work independently.
We prefer to offer placements to WorkAways who would like to stay long term...3 months or more.
We offer 'pocket money' £10-£20 per week to long-stay (3 months or more) WorkAways after a trial period of one weeks. This will be paid half each week and half when you complete your agreed stay. On occasion, we also contribute to your travelling expenses.
We strongly believe that by staying somewhere for a longer period, you make friends, find part-time work and really become part of a community.
We are happy to be flexible regarding hours/days per week - This is to help you find part time work in Keswick.
E.g. 3.5 days/25 hours work in a 7 day week. We will ONLY help WorkAways find part-time work IF they plan to stay for a long time e.g. 4 months or more.
You MUST be prepared to be independent during your free-time. We have a busy guest house and family so although do try and include WorkAways in our family activities, we do prefer to accept WorkAways who do not rely on us for entertainment.
Applicants must be 21 years old or over due to employer liability insurance cover.
Please read our Host Listing CAREFULLY.
Contact us including the following in your message:
1. Which post you'd like to apply for.
2. The dates you'd like to arrive and depart
3. Your experience / qualifications for the post.
4. Why you'd like to volunteer in Keswick, Cumbria.
5. Let us know that you have a valid visa and health insurance for your stay.
English, French, some German, some Japanese, Arabic
A lovely, newly renovated, self-contained cottage just behind Greta Hall:
One double bedroom
One double sofa bed-separated from the living area by a curtain.
Kitchen and Shower room
The cottage has two wood burning stoves and a electric water heater.
You are expected to keep your accommodation clean and tidy as this is one of our guest cottages.
Occasionally, we need to use the Barn Cottage for paying guests. We know about these bookings well in advance and will give you a room in the main house for these periods.
We will supply you will all the basics foodstuffs and fresh food you need every week.
Keswick has a large international community who are very welcoming.
There are loads of groups & societies in Keswick (walking, knitting, climbing, kayaking, singing, theatre....) some of which are free/very cheap to join. Most of our WorkAways have taken full advantage of these opportunities and have made very good friends here.
We have boats and bikes for you to borrow.
We encourage you to only speak English whilst here. You will find that your English improves much quicker if you do.
Your WorkAway experience will be as good as the effort you put into it!!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
25hrs per week
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